Front of the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

Call for Entries! New Mexico Museum of Natural History Paleoart Exhibition 2018


[Edited 6/17/18 to provide a few more details from the prospectus in the post]

This year, the Society of Vertebrate Paleontology Meeting takes place in beautiful Albuquerque, NM. As part of the event, the New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science is putting together a concurrent juried paleoart exhibition. Opening on October 6, it will run until January 4, 2019.

For all of the details for submitting work, please check out this prospectus. Everything you need to know is in there, but questions can be emailed to Matt Celeskey. Start thinking about what pieces you’d like to submit; the deadline is August 1.

Here are some quick highlights, in case you’re not able to click through to the PDF at the moment:

  • 🦕 Aesthetic diversity is encouraged, so don’t think you need to be doing photoreal work to be considered.
  • 🦕 Artists are responsible for shipping their art to the museum, as well as any mounting, matting, or framing necessary.
  • 🦕 Printing and framing of digital prints can be taken care of through an agreement with Studio 252 MYA, with an estimated cost to the artist between $25 and $90.
  • 🦕 You will be able to offer your work for sale through the Natureworks museum store, and all artists receive 100% of the proceeds from any art sold

This is a terrific opportunity, not just because the exhibition will coincide with the 2018 SVP meeting, but also the popular annual Albuquerque International Balloon Festival. Apply! Your work is good enough for consideration.

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